Gordano’s seal of approval

PUBLISHED: 14:58 31 August 2011

Gordano RFC seal of approval.

Gordano RFC seal of approval.

Leo Wilkinson

Gordano Rugby Club joined a select band of only 73 clubs that have been awarded the prestigious Whole Club Seal of Approval.

GORDANO RFC joined a select band of only 73 clubs that have been awarded the prestigious Whole Club Seal of Approval.

The Seal of Approval initiative, which ensures that 
players coming into the game benefit from the best support systems that clubs can provide, acts as both a quality kitemark and a barometer of the high standards of care members can expect from a club.

An example at Gordano is that all teams from Under-6s up to senior level have fully qualified coaches. This is just one reason why the mini junior section goes from strength to strength, with over 250 young players turning up to play rugby every Sunday morning at Caswell Lane, Portbury.

To round off a successful summer, the club and Vicky Buck organised the annual Creber and Gilmore memorial cups for year 6 pupils at all the local primary schools.

Over 350 young players in 29 teams played tag rugby matches all day culminating in the grand final which was won by Northleaze in a close match versus High Down. St Marys and Portishead Primary won the fair play awards.

The mini junior section kicks off the new season at 10.15am on September 4 and new players will be made welcome. Contact Ian Pope on 01275 845798 for further details.

n Pictured below: Director of rugby Keith Leaker and mini junior section chairman Ian Pope accepting the award at a champagne reception at Twickenham.

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